Monday, November 6, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of KO (203) - Mech Fans Toys MF-19 Cycolnaus a.k.a. KO Oversized DX9 Hurricane a.k.a. Cyclonus

Collected this toy which I bought from Taobao.com a few days ago... Costs about $15.60.. quite expensive for a KO of this size... Anyway, I like this character a lot, so don't mind paying a bit higher price...



As expected, the pin inside the jet canopy broke after a couple of attempts to transform him... which is just fine, since I intend to do so in the first place so as to rotate and hide the robot face in jet mode...


I always felt the jet mode wings are placed too front and this makes the jet mode ugly... And I also stupidly thought that I can bring the wings section back further by some minor customising, but the shape of the torso denies it... In the end I just manage to bring it back by about 7mm to 8mm only...


Have to also make new tab-holes on the legs... Took some time trying to figure out how to custom and also some time to realized that this cannot be done in a simple lazy-man's way...


Anyway, done!!! Wings are pushed back 7 - 8mm only, which makes only a slight difference, but to me, at least I tried and improved its jet mode maybe by 5 percent, and I am happy with it... The front "gun" helps to extend the length of the jet to make the proportion better (makes the wings appear to be nearer to the back too)...




And in robot mode... He is actually quite ok but will still need some drops of superglue to his feet joint pins to tighten up the joints to let him stand stable... With a pair of new foldable wings, his arms aesthetics looks much better than the DX9 version which has long wings sticking out on the arms...





Reunited with his boss... now left his other friend... which I had pre-ordered... hahahaha...


And with Henkei Cyclonus besides him in robot mode...


... and Cyclonuses in jet mode... Henkei version has it right in the sense that the wings are at the rear... However, MFT version's wings are much sleeker and nicer in shape...



Edit: Henshin Transform!!!!



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs (202) - Kabaya Gum Ginrai and Godbomber

Gotten this kit from Taobao.com at about SGD 36.80 ... wow, super expensive... really did not think properly at that time... hahahaha... but these 2 are so fun to build.. and to refine them too... e.g. size down diameter of gun handles, add in stoppers to prevent Godbomber's head to come off when rotating, etc etc ...


The vehicle modes... Feel that Ginrai's front lorry part is a bit too small and not good proportion to the trailer... but overall still looks good...


And as usual, Godbomber can be loosely fitted to the back of Ginrai's trailer to become a super long trailer... for what purpose? I don;t know... hahahaha...


And the robot mode... Yeap, feel that Ginrai's head is a bit too small (which is opposite to the G1 version where the Ginrai head is a bit too big)...



Gattai!!!! God Ginrai!!!!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs, KOs and Such (201) - ( Loose ) Generations Legends Class Bluestreak, KO USB Ravage, Decool KO Hulk-Buster Set

Some impulse purchases from Taobao.com... Gotten a loose Generations Legends Class Bluestreak which costs about SGD 4.50... Very very neat little figure that looks good in both robot and car mode, with good tight joints too...




Also gotten a KO USB Ravage that has no USB memory chip inside, but I intend to install one... of course first has to find a USB drive... Costs about SGD 3.35 ... Sadly the mouth is super loose and poor Ravage seem to have his jaw dislocated...



Finally gotten a Decool KO Hulk-Buster set for about SGD 15.25 ... This was a oversight as I did not expect the packaging to be so big and it incurred quite a bit of shipping fee... anyway, will probably be assembling them much later...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mi Amigo Sqweeks , All cleaned-Up !!!!!

This Sqweeks is the ( KBB ) Ku Bian Bao's "cleaned-up" version which looks much better without the poop-like colour stains on the body... This is also the same-sized version and not the oversized one that 威将 Wei Jiang had came out with. Needs some trimming of the sprue flashes, and the shoulder joints cannot take the weight of the big multi-cannon gun, and finally the backpack is extremely extremely difficult to fit onto Sqweeks which will pop out upon the slightest touch; otherwise, it is a very nice figure! Mi amigo Sqweeks !!!!!




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs (200) - Ku Bian Bao KBB TLK Deluxe Class Sqweeks

He's all clean up!!!!! Hahahahaha.... This figure was delayed for nearly 2 months, with speculations that KBB had gone bust, etc etc... luckily it came through... costs about SGD 13.25... Have not played with it yet but read from some Chinese forum that this piece is still quite ok...

Monday, September 18, 2017

My KO MP-10 Optimus Primes...

... the older KO is now on my office table... Although I like the metallic paint of the older KO, the paint chipping is quite enough to deter me from liking the figure... Have been transforming the newer one a lot, much more than what I have transformed the older one in total over the past few years... hahahaha... Truck mode...




Robot mode... did quite some repair and reinforcement work on the newer KO, and am still deciding whether to paint the eyes light blue... perhaps next time...




"Till all are ... 2 ????!!!! "

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of KOs and TFs and Etc (199) - Combiner Wars Bombshell , Generations Skrapnel , Titans Return Blitzwing , KO MP-10 Optimus Prime (Takara Colours) , Bootleg? Funko Pop Groot

Haul from Taobao.com arrived!!! Cannot resist the temptation to collect all 3 legends class Insecticons after getting the TR Kickback... First up, Combiner Wars Bombshell !!! Costs approximately SGD9.25 ...


Generations Skrapnel (a.k.a. Shrapnel) with Reflector... Still deciding should I display Reflector... This seem to be the China "Factory" version, which may be QC rejects or such goods, so the quality is not guaranteed. My copy is quite evident in the yellow paint on the chest not properly done... But still, is good enough for me already!!! Hahahaha... Costs approximately SGD 8.85 ...


And I had to get him (below picture) to replace my old Generations Blitzwing, as this Titans Return version is much more accurate to his G1 version... Costs approximately SGD39.95 ... Nice... Should be the last of the Titans Return figure I will be getting, looking forward to the Power of the Primes line... but most likely have to reduce my purchases next year... anyway...


Finally!!!! I have a (KO) MP-10 that I can transform without having to worry about paint chipping!!!! hahahahaha... Costs approximately SGD64.95 ... This seemed to be a lowered-quality version of the KO MP-10s, with many issues of loose ankles, shoulder-pull-out joints, loose neck joints, and weird sticky-surface syndrome... sounds terrible but for me, as long the issues don't require a complicated fix, I am okay with the issues... Will try to take and upload some pictures of my 2 KO MP-10s if I got time...


... and lastly, a bootleg (I believed) Funko Pop Groot figurine to display at my office cubicle... So cute... as cute as the Baby version...  Costs approximately SGD 8.25 ...



And a video to show the 2 sets of Insecticons that I have (Oversized KO and the new legends class version):


Edit: Put them here as don't want to start a new post for them only... hahahaha... For my little niece and nephew respectively...